5:1 And seeing the crowds, he went up onto the mountain, and when he had sat down, his talmidim came to him. 2 Then he opened his mouth and taught them, saying,
3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
5 Blessed are the gentle, for they will inherit the earth.
6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they will be filled.
7 Blessed are the merciful, for they will obtain mercy.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the children of God.
10 Blessed are those who have been persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 “Blessed are you when they insult you, persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely, for my sake. 12 Rejoice, and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven. For that is how they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
13 “You are the salt of the earth, but if the salt has lost its flavor, with what will it be salted? It is then good for nothing, but to be cast out and trampled under people’s feet. 14 You are the light of the world. A city located on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do you light a lamp, and put it under a measuring basket, but on a stand; and it shines to all who are in the house. 16 Even so, let your light shine before people; that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.
17 “Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy, but to fulfill. 18 For truly, I tell you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or part of a letter will disappear from the Law, until all things are accomplished. 19 Therefore, whoever will break one of these least commandments, and teach others to do so, will be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever will do and teach them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20 For I tell you that unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, there is no way you will enter into the kingdom of heaven.
21 “You have heard that it was said to the ancient ones, ‘Do not murder;’ and whoever murders will be liable to judgment. 22 But I tell you, that everyone who is angry with his brother without a cause will be liable to judgment; and whoever will say to his brother, ‘Raqa,’ will be in danger of the council; and whoever will say, ‘You fool,’ will be in danger of the fire of Gehinnom.
23 “If therefore you are offering your gift at the altar, and there remember that your brother has anything against you, 24 leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift. 25 Agree with your adversary quickly, while you are with him in the way; lest perhaps the prosecutor deliver you to the judge, and the judge to the officer, and you be cast into prison. 26 Truly I tell you, you will never get out of there until you have paid the last penny.
27 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Do not commit adultery;’ 28 but I tell you that everyone who looks at a woman to lust after her has committed adultery with her already in his heart. 29 And if your right eye causes you to stumble, pluck it out and throw it away from you.[note: Hyperbole, or Semitic idiom, meaning to stop doing a sin] For it is more profitable for you that one of your members should perish, than for your whole body to be cast into Gehinnom. 30 And if your right hand causes you to stumble, cut it off, and throw it away from you.[note: Hyperbole, or Semitic idiom, meaning to stop doing a sin] For it is more profitable for you that one of your members should perish, than for your whole body to be cast into Gehinnom.
31 “And it was said, ‘Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce,’ 32 but I tell you that everyone who divorces his wife, except for the cause of sexual immorality, makes her an adulteress; and whoever marries her when she is divorced commits adultery.
33 “Again you have heard that it was said to them of old time, ‘Do not make false vows, but fulfill your vows to the Lord.’ 34 But I tell you, do not swear at all, neither by heaven, for it is the throne of God; 35 nor by the earth, for it is the footstool of his feet; nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. 36 Neither should you swear by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black. 37 But let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes’ and your ‘No’ be ‘No.’ Whatever is more than these is of the evil one.
38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.’ 39 But I tell you, do not set yourself against the one who is evil. But whoever strikes you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also. 40 And if anyone sues you to take away your shirt, let him have your coat also. 41 And whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two. 42 Give to him who asks you, and do not turn away him who desires to borrow from you.
43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor, and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I tell you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you may be children of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the just and the unjust. 46 For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? 47 And if you only greet your brothers, what more do you do than others? Do not even the non-Jews do the same? 48 You therefore are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
6:1 “Be careful that you do not do your righteousness before people, to be seen by them, or else you have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. 2 Therefore when you practice charitable giving, do not sound a trumpet before yourself, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may get glory from people. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward. 3 But when you practice charitable giving, do not let your left hand know what your right hand does, 4 so that your charitable giving may be in secret, then your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
5 “And when you pray, you are not to be as the hypocrites, for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I tell you, they have received their reward. 6 But you, when you pray, enter into your inner chamber, and having shut your door, pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees in secret will reward you. 7 And in praying, do not use vain repetitions, as the unbelievers do; for they think that they will be heard for their much speaking. 8 Therefore do not be like them, for your Father knows what things you need, before you ask him. 9 Therefore, you should pray this way:
‘Our Father in heaven, holy be your name. 10 Let your Kingdom come. Let your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. 11 Give us today our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, as we also forgive our debtors. 13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.’
14 “For if you forgive people their wrongdoing, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive people, neither will your Father forgive your wrongdoing.
16 “Moreover when you fast, do not be like the hypocrites, with sad faces. For they disfigure their faces, that they may be seen by people to be fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward. 17 But you, when you fast, anoint your head, and wash your face; 18 so that you are not seen by people to be fasting, but by your Father who is in secret, and your Father, who sees in secret, will reward you.
19 “Do not lay up treasures for yourselves on the earth, where moth and rust consume, and where thieves break through and steal; 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consume, and where thieves do not break through and steal; 21 for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
22 “The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is sound, your whole body will be full of light. 23 But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is the darkness.
24 “No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other; or else he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Mammon. 25 Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26 See the birds of the sky, that they do not sow, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns, and your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of much more value than they?
27 “And which of you, by being anxious, can add one cubit to his height? 28 And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow. They do not toil, neither do they spin, 29 yet I tell you that even Solomon in all his glory was not dressed like one of these. 30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today exists, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, won’t he much more clothe you, you of little faith?
31 “Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What will we eat?’, ‘What will we drink?’ or, ‘With what will we be clothed?’ 32 For the unbelievers seek after all these things, for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first the Kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not be anxious for tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
7:1 “Do not judge, so that you won’t be judged. 2 For with whatever judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with whatever measure you measure, it will be measured to you. 3 And why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? 4 Or how will you tell your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye;’ and look, the log is in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite. First remove the log out of your own eye, and then you can see clearly to remove the speck out of your brother’s eye.
6 “Do not give that which is holy to the dogs, neither throw your pearls before the pigs, or they will trample them under their feet and turn and tear you to pieces.
7 “Ask, and it will be given to you. Seek, and you will find. Knock, and it will be opened for you. 8 For everyone who asks receives. He who seeks finds. To him who knocks it will be opened. 9 Or who is there among you, who, if his son will ask him for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he will ask for a fish, who will give him a serpent? 11 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him. 12 Therefore whatever you desire for people to do to you, so also you should do to them; for this is the Law and the Prophets.
13 “Enter in by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and many are those who enter in by it. 14 How narrow is the gate, and difficult is the way that leads to life. Few are those who find it.
15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravening wolves. 16 By their fruits you will know them. Do you gather grapes from thorns, or figs from thistles? 17 Even so, every good tree produces good fruit; but the corrupt tree produces evil fruit. 18 A good tree cannot produce evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree produce good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not grow good fruit is cut down, and thrown into the fire. 20 Therefore, by their fruits you will know them. 21 Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will tell me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did not we prophesy in your name, in your name cast out demons, and in your name do many mighty works?’ 23 And then I will tell them, ‘I never knew you. Depart from me, you who practice lawlessness.’
24 “Everyone therefore who hears these words of mine, and does them, will be compared to a wise man, who built his house on a rock. 25 And the rain came down, the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. 26 And everyone who hears these words of mine, and does not do them will be like a foolish man, who built his house on the sand. 27 And the rain came down, the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat on that house; and it fell—and great was its fall.”
28 And it happened, when Yeshua had finished saying these things, that the crowds were astonished at his teaching, 29 for he taught them with authority, and not like their scribes.
8:1 And when he came down from the mountain, large crowds followed him. 2 And look, a leper came to him and worshiped him, saying, “Lord, if you want to, you can make me clean.”
3 And he stretched out his hand, and touched him, saying, “I am willing. Be cleansed.” And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. 4 And Yeshua said to him, “See that you tell nobody, but go, show yourself to the cohen, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, as a testimony to them.”
5 And when he came into Capernaum, a centurion came to him, asking him, 6 and saying, “Lord, my servant lies in the house paralyzed, grievously tormented.”
7 And he said to him, “I will come and heal him.”
8 And the centurion answered, “Lord, I’m not worthy for you to come under my roof. Just say the word, and my servant will be healed. 9 For I am also a man under authority, having under myself soldiers. I tell this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and tell another, ‘Come,’ and he comes; and tell my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”
10 And when Yeshua heard it, he was amazed, and said to those who followed, “Truly I tell you, I have not found so great a faith with anyone in Israel. 11 And I tell you that many will come from the east and the west, and will sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven, 12 but the children of the Kingdom will be thrown out into the outer darkness. There will be weeping and grinding of teeth.” 13 And Yeshua said to the centurion, “Go your way. Let it be done for you as you have believed.” And the servant was healed in that hour.
14 And when Yeshua came into Peter’s house, he saw his mother-in-law lying sick with a fever. 15 So he touched her hand, and the fever left her. She got up and served him. 16 And when evening came, they brought to him many possessed with demons. He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick; 17 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through Isaiah the prophet, saying, “He took our infirmities, and bore our diseases.” 18 Now when Yeshua saw large crowds around him, he gave the order to depart to the other side.
19 Then a scribe came, and said to him, “Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.”
20 And Yeshua said to him, “The foxes have holes, and the birds of the sky have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.”
21 And another of the talmidim said to him, “Lord, allow me first to go and bury my father.”
22 But Yeshua said to him, “Follow me, and leave the dead to bury their own dead.”
23 And when he got into a boat, his talmidim followed him. 24 And look, a violent storm came up on the sea, so much that the boat was covered with the waves, but he was asleep. 25 They came to him, and woke him up, saying, “Save us, Lord. We are dying.”
26 And he said to them, “Why are you fearful, O you of little faith?” Then he got up, rebuked the wind and the sea, and there was a great calm.
27 And the people were amazed, saying, “What kind of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?”
28 And when he came to the other side, into the country of the Gadarenes, two people possessed by demons met him there, coming out of the tombs, exceedingly fierce, so that nobody could pass that way. 29 And look, they shouted, saying, “What do we have to do with you, Son of God? Have you come here to torment us before the time?” 30 Now there was a herd of many pigs feeding far away from them. 31 And the demons begged him, saying, “If you cast us out, permit us to go away into the herd of pigs.”
32 And he said to them, “Go.”
And they came out, and went into the pigs, and look, the whole herd rushed down the cliff into the sea, and died in the water. 33 And those who fed them fled, and went away into the city, and told everything, including what happened to those who were possessed with demons. 34 And look, all the city came out to meet Yeshua. And when they saw him, they pleaded with him to leave their region.